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G.Skill Trident RAM will not work at full specs

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October 22, 2009 12:52:28 AM

Hi everyone,
Pretty much my RAM won't run at the 2000 mHz specified. I've been doing a little bit of poking around here and I might not be reading CPU-Z correctly.



Alright I want to make it clear that my mobo supports 1600 mHz max (flaw I made :3); either way I still have no clue what my RAM is running at. If it's only running at what's shown up there than I'm getting jipped. Even if my RAM supports higher it should at least be at the max my mobo supports right?

Well I'm not all that smart with RAM and this program so I'll let you guys interpret it ;) . If it is running low please tell me how to make it higher. Oh another thing, I have tried to put the setting on 1600 mHz in BiOS, then my pc doesn't start up and I have to clear the cmos.

Thanks in advance!
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October 22, 2009 12:58:23 AM

Send a email to G. Skill support and let them walk you through setting up the RAM in BIOS. The MB manual BIOS section has instructions regarding RAM adjustment.
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October 22, 2009 3:59:22 AM

looks like its running at 1333mhz (equiv its ddr so x2 the mhz)

its not the ram "jipping you"

you didnt set it up right.

never fear you are losing at most 2-3% performance.

read about how to set it up correctly.

with your motherboard.
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October 22, 2009 3:02:17 PM

I agree. It's not the RAM's fault. You just have to manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage to the manufacturer's specs in the BIOS if you want it to run at those specs. Is this your RAM?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it is, you need to manually set the speed to 2000MHz, the timings to 9-9-9-27, and the voltage to 1.6v. The motherboard manual will have instructions on how to do this.
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